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In this Italian cookbook, Mauro shares the best of his recipes and his philosophy on food; simplicity, honesty and passion.
In this Italian cookbook, Mauro shares the best of his recipes and his philosophy on food; simplicity, honesty and passion.
152 backers pledged $17,023 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOALS!
We added a few stretch goals for the final few days.

REACHED! If we hit $13,000, we will give everyone a MINI DIGITAL PDF SAMPLING OF THE COOKBOOK. It will offer a taste of the full cookbook and can be shared with friends and family.

If we hit $15,000, we will give everyone who has pledged to the $40 [THE BOOK!] tier and up, ANOTHER COPY OF THE COOKBOOK and a handy dandy WINE TOTE.

Bring the passion into your own kitchen.
To be Mauro Golmarvi's guest at Assaggio Ristorante in Seattle, WA is to be convinced that cooking and eating are acts of passion. In this cookbook, with his characteristic wit and charm, Mauro is sharing not only the best of his recipes but also his philosophy on food; simplicity, honesty, and most important, passion. From Mauro's famous Insalata di Francesca to his mouthwatering Ossobuco all Milanese, these recipes are designed to stir up passion in your own kitchen.

Please help us share Mauro's passion with the world, one cookbook at a time. Thank you for all your support!

First Edition Cookbook
And for those of you who own our first cookbook, we will be adding new recipes, taking away old recipes (so only you have), and updating information and pictures. It will be worth owning both! 

Cookbook

Mauro's Passion Cookbook
Mauro's Passion Cookbook
Inside of Cookbook
Inside of Cookbook

What others think of the cookbook.
"This is a beautiful cookbook with some of my favorite Assaggio recipes. You can feel Mauro's passion on every page. Mauro is bigger than life and as I turn each page, I see him in front of me, wine glass in hand, sharing his passion for food." - Howard Shultz (Chairman, Starbucks Coffee Company)

"It's impossible not to love Mauro; his enormous heart, his welcoming restaurant, and most of all, his vibrant food. And somehow, it's all captured here in these pages. I can't wait to start cooking from this book." - Greg Atkinson (Culinary Consulting)

"There isn't anybody that can make you feel more welcomed and at home than Mauro Golmarvi. He taught me that if you love what you do, you never have to work another day in your life. Mauro lives this philosophy; his passion for food is only surpassed by his love for family and friends." - Lucio Dalla Gasperina (Co-founder, Tommy Bahama)

"Mauro is uniquely gifted, and after traveling the culinary world, nothing makes me feel more at home than an informally splendid meal at Assaggio, where I can always count on a hug from the chef. And like his food, his book is fulfilling." - John Sarich (Culinary Director, Chateau Ste. Michelle)

What we will do with the funds.
If we meet the goal, we will cover all the basic expenses for a production run of the cookbooks.

Rewards.
Assaggio Logo Wine Tote

Assaggio Wine Tote
Assaggio Wine Tote

Grape T-shirt
Quote on Back: "Food of passion is not complete without wine to provide the spark." - Mauro Golmarvi

Assaggio Grapes T-shirt
Assaggio Grapes T-shirt

Assaggio Logo T-shirt

Assaggio Logo T-shirt
Assaggio Logo T-shirt

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we face is getting all the changes finalized and scheduling everything with the printer.

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    [GRAZIE!] You'll be virtually thanked on our website and social media channels.

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    [GRAZIE! GRAZIE!] Receive a HANDWRITTEN THANK YOU NOTE from Mauro!

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    [COOK IT!] You'll receive a recipe card of a dish NOT IN THE BOOK! You can choose from three different recipes but it's a SURPRISE until then!

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    [BAG IT!] Enjoy wrapping your wine bottles in a bit of Assaggio pizzazz with a handy-dandy WINE TOTE; PLUS you'll receive a recipe card of a dish NOT IN THE BOOK!

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    [WATCH THIS!] Limited edition CD with two instructional videos, one provided by The Brown Lounge (http://thebrownlounge.com) of Mauro demonstrating how to cook one of his dishes. Recipes will be provided.

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    [COOKI x3!] You'll receive all three recipe cards of dishes NOT IN THE BOOK!

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    [LOOKING GOOD!] Look STYLISH with a GRAPE or ASSAGGIO themed T-shirt designed by Mauro.

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    [THE BOOK!] Receive a copy of the COOKBOOK signed by the one and only Chef Mauro Golmarvi.

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    [WATCH AND LEARN!] Receive all three recipe cards of dishes NOT IN THE BOOK and an AUTOGRAPHED CD of Mauro cooking one of the dishes in the book.

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    [INTERNATIONAL BOOK!] For international buyers! Receive a copy of the COOKBOOK signed by the one and only Chef Mauro Golmarvi. We'll ship around the world.

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    [PERSONALIZED!] Receive a signed copy of the COOKBOOK with a PERSONALIZED message of your choosing by Mauro.

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    [INTERNATIONAL PERSONALIZED!] Receive a signed copy of the COOKBOOK with a PERSONALIZED message of your choosing by Mauro. We'll ship worldwide!

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    [READ WITH STYLE!] Receive a copy of the COOKBOOK signed by Mauro and choice of T-SHIRT (Grape or Assaggio).

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    [DOUBLE IT!] Because you know someone who would love this book as much as you, you'll receive TWO COOKBOOKS signed by Mauro.

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    [I WANT IT ALL!] You'll receive a copy of the cookbook signed by Mauro, the handy-dandy wine tote, choice of recipe card, choice of T-shirt (Grape or Assaggio) and instructional CD.

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    [LAUNCH PARTY] Open the boxes with us and get the FIRST GLIMPSE of the cookbook at a hosted APPETIZER PARTY with Mauro at Assaggio Ristorante! Good for two people!

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    [SUPER BOWL PARTY TIME] Have Assaggio cater your Super Bowl Party! We'll make food for 10 people including Caesar Salad, Bread and Homemade Olive Oil, and Spaghetti and Meatballs or Lasagna. You just have to pick everything up on Saturday, February 2.

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    [WINEMAKER DINNER!] Two tickets to our Siren Song 5-Course Winemaker Dinner on February 6, 2013.

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    [V.I.P. TREATMENT!] Savor a DINNER FOR FOUR at Assaggio Ristorante with MAURO as your SERVER! Date agreed upon at a later time. (Tax, beverage and gratuity not included)

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    [LUNCH V.I.P. TREATMENT!] Savor a LUNCH FOR FOUR at Assaggio Ristorante with MAURO as your SERVER! Date agreed upon at a later time. (Tax, beverage and gratuity not included)

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    [COOK LIKE MAURO!] You and three friends can take a 5-course COOKING CLASS at Assaggio Ristorante instructed by Mauro. You'll also receive four signed copies of the cookbook. Date agreed upon at a later time.

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    [HOME COOKED MEAL!] Have Chef Mauro Golmarvi cook a scrumptious Italian meal in your own home! We'll provide the food. You provide the drink. Up to six people and the date will be agreed upon at a later time. Seattle area only.

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    [NIGHT OUT] You and three friends can dine at Assaggio with a 5-COURSE TASTING MENU presented by Mauro. You'll also receive four signed cookbooks.(Tax, beverage and gratuity not included)

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    [CAPO DI CAPI] You are the boss! You'll get everything in the COOK LIKE MAURO, HOME COOKED MEAL and I WANT IT ALL pledge tiers.

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